Gladiators Triumph

Can you rise to the challenge?

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EverQuest II Instanced Zone Information
Introduced Splitpaw Saga
Level Range 20-50
Zone in from Sundered Splitpaw: Splitpaw Den
Entrance is at

( 29, -82, -253 ) /waypoint 29, -82, -253

Parent Zone None
Difficulty Solo
Persistence 90 minutes - 3 days
Quests NPCs Monsters Names
Drops   POIs Discos

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Similar to Drowned Caverns: Arena of Heroes, this instance is an arena-event that tests a player's might against increasingly difficult opponents. Should the player be triumphant against all challenges, they will be crowned champion and rewarded with new armor and unique vanity items.


The zone is a controlled-ring-event; simply talk to Fip Slytail to initiate the event, and every time thereafter defeating a challenge. If you are having trouble clicking on Fip Slytail then tab target him and /hail to initiate dialogue. The list of challenges is as such:

  1. a giant plague rat
  2. a famished grotto aranea
  3. Old Yellowtooth
  4. a virulent rock crawler
  5. a dreadsnout ravager
  6. Phosm Stonebend
  7. Kateth Brawnstrong and Gidheon Pathweave
  8. a hateful Teir'Dal slave, a dwarven gladiator, and a disillusioned gnome slave
  9. The Pit Champion


Speak to Fip Slytail a final time and select the last dialogue option stating that you would like your prize and would like to return to Splitpaw Den. Kill the treasure chest mimic that spawns at the center of the arena and it will drop an actual Treasure Chest containing various equipment items and two guaranteed drops:

  1. a mounted dreadsnout head
  2. Summon Zygomyd Sporeling
  3. One of the following equipment items:


  • Once you have entered the instance, you may not exit without defeating at least one challenger. If you wish to leave after that, inform Fip and the terraporter will become active.
  • If anyone in the group is too high, they must mentor down BEFORE you engage the first challenger or you will have trivialized the Arena and no experience nor treasure will be awarded.
  • Completion of this instance is one of the several ways to earn the trust of the Splitpaw Gnolls and advance A Darkened Shard.
  • If you choose 'difficult' upon entering, you'll get mobs 2 levels higher than normal. If you choose 'very difficult', 5 levels higher.
  • Mobs do not scale with the players above level 50. If you are above level 50 and mobs are grey, you will receive no reward, however, you will still be able to advance the questline for A Darkened Shard, Part 2. After each challenger a note will display at the top of your screen telling you that you have trivialized the arena and no reward will be offered and the final fight with the mimic treasure chest will not happen.
  • If you want additional mounted dreadsnout heads, then simply zone out of the instance after looting it and then zone back in. Speak to Fip Slytail again and ask for your prize. Another treasure chest mimic will spawn in the center that will drop an actual treasure chest that can be looted. You can repeat this process ad nauseam.
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